ITE Talks Transportation Podcast – Susan Shaheen

In the second episode of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast, Susan Shaheen, Ph.D. discusses shared mobility and how the business models in this transportation delivery segment will continue to evolve. Susan is an internationally recognized leader in innovative mobility research, focused on carsharing, bikesharing, and ridesharing.

Susan is an Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley; Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC); and Director, Innovative Mobility Research.

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Preview of ITS World Congress in Melbourne

When the 23rd ITS World Congress opens its doors in Melbourne on October 10, it will feature many of the same elements attendees have come to expect; exhibits, plenary and executive sessions, along with technical tours. But this is the first ITS World Congress in Australia since 2001 and the nation is eager to show off all that’s been happening with intelligent transport in the country over the past 15 years.

Transportation Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast spoke with Susan Harris, the CEO of ITS Australia, to get a preview of what will be happening.

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Vermont’s Transportation Research Center

Across the US, University Transportation Research Centers are charged with doing transportation research and helping to prepare people to work in the transportation field. One of these centers is located at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Transportation Radio talked with two members of the staff, Dr. Glenn McRae, Associate Director of the TRC, as well as the Director of the Northeast Transportation Workforce Center, and Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall, Professor of Civil Engineering at UVM. We began with Dr. McRae giving an overview of the TRC.

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New Jersey Transportation Agencies Take Steps to Build Resilience

Transportation systems are quite vulnerable to the forces of nature. This is especially true of the technology that is used to manage the transport networks. ITS New Jersey recently held a technology forum to look at what’s being done to make the system more resilient. Among the speakers were Bill Kingsland, the Assistant Commissioner for Transportation Systems Management in the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Eric Daleo, Senior Director of NJ Transit‘s Resilience Program. Both talked about what their agencies are doing to make sure their agencies can quickly bounce back from disasters.

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North/West Passage Helps Guide Drivers Along I-90 and I-94

Winter weather and long, lonely stretches of highway can make traveling along Interstates 90 and 94 treacherous. Having a wide variety of both real-time and reference information can make for a safer trip and provide confidence before heading out. The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University recently launched North/West Passage. The institute’s director, Steve Albert, gave Transportation Radio some background on the project.

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Dutch Professor Writing Book on RFK Funeral Train

Rein Jelle Terpstra is a professor of art and photography at the Minerva Academy of Fine Arts in Groningen, Netherlands. He’s in the midst of writing a book about the funeral train that carried the body of assassinated US Senator Robert F. Kennedy from New York to Washington, DC. Transportation Radio spoke with Professor Terpstra and asked him to tell us about the project.

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